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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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dispraise

(noun) Disapproval; censure.

Synonyms: disparagement

Usage: Heaven forbid that she should say a syllable in dispraise of any member of that excellent family, above all, of my Lady, whom the whole world admires.
Berty DeGraft Johnson
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3:35:08 AM

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Applause wow
thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 6:47:21 AM

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Sounds like something painful you do to a shoulder joint. Whistle
monamagda
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"A great soul is above all praise and dispraise of men, which are ever given ignorantly and without fine discernment."
Spalding, J. L

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/disparues#word=dispraise
TheParser
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7:55:47 AM
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Thanks for teaching me a new word.

I really do not ever remember anyone ever using this word -- certainly not in conversation.

Let me see if I can use it in a sentence:

"Here in the United States, many people hesitate to express any dispraise of certain politicians."

For example, if someone says, "I think that Ms. X is totally unqualified for that position," many people will say, "You are a sexist!"

Of course, if you express praise for her, many people will say, "You are a very intelligent person."
DOUGLAS CAMPOS
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Think ... interesting!
Ahmad Kaoud
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Thanks for the Info.
Pooja Doshi
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Applause
Fayme Rose
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Applause
monamagda wrote:
"A great soul is above all praise and dispraise of men, which are ever given ignorantly and without fine discernment."
Spalding, J. L

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/disparues#word=dispraise
Applause
Fayme Rose
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Praise is very close to worship....
thar
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 5:52:41 PM

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another ramble Whistle

Quote:
Praise, price, and prize began to diverge in Old French, with praise emerging in Middle English by early 14c. and prize being evident by late 1500s with the rise of the -z- spelling.

praise (v.)
c.1300, "to laud, commend, flatter," from Old French preisier, variant of prisier "to praise, value," from Late Latin preciare, earlier pretiare (see price (n.)). Replaced Old English lof, hreþ.

price (n.)
c.1200, pris "value, worth; praise," later "cost, recompense, prize" (mid-13c.), from Old French pris "price, value, wages, reward," also "honor, fame, praise, prize" (Modern French prix), from Late Latin precium, from Latin pretium "reward, prize, value, worth," from PIE *pret-yo-, from root *per- (5) "to traffic in, to sell" (cognates: Sanskrit aprata "without recompense, gratuitously;" Greek porne "prostitute," originally "bought, purchased," pernanai "to sell;" Lithuanian perku "I buy").

prize (n.1)
"reward," prise (c.1300 in this sense), from Old French pris "price, value, worth; reward" (see price (n.)). As an adjective, "worthy of a prize," from 1803. The spelling with -z- is from late 16c.

dis-
(assimilated as dif- before -f-, to di- before most voiced consonants), word-forming element meaning 1. "lack of, not" (as in dishonest); 2. "do the opposite of" (as in disallow); 3. "apart, away" (as in discard),
from Old French des- or directly from Latin dis- "apart, in a different direction, between," figuratively "not, un-," also "exceedingly, utterly," from PIE *dis- "apart, asunder" (cognates: Old English te-, Old Saxon ti-, Old High German ze-, German zer-).

The PIE root is a secondary form of *dwis- and thus is related to Latin bis "twice" (originally *dvis) and to duo, on notion of "two ways, in twain."

In classical Latin, dis- paralelled de- and had much the same meaning, but in Late Latin dis- came to be the favored form and this passed into Old French as des-, the form used for new compound words formed in Old French, where it increasingly had a privative sense ("not").

In English, many of these words eventually were altered back to dis-, while in French many have been altered back to de-. The usual confusion prevails.


Vive la difference!Whistle
The Realist
Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:20:04 PM

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To disapprove. To belittle.
Alexander Lo
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"Heaven forbid that she should say a syllable in dispraise of any member of that excellent family, above all, of my Lady, whom the whole world admires."

What is the meaning of the that?
shiva shiva
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and another thing,those who dispraise or praise a certain object are all thinking of the same object.sometimes remembering is all that matters

shiva shiva
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dispraise is also a verb
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 5:25:02 AM
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Alexander Lo wrote:
"Heaven forbid that she should say a syllable in dispraise of any member of that excellent family, above all, of my Lady, whom the whole world admires."

What is the meaning of the that?



Hello, Mr. Lo:


This is how I interpret it. Other members may have other interpretations.

1. Heaven (God) forbid that = I am asking Heaven or God NOT to let something happen.

2. So the person who said that sentence is saying something like:

Please, God, do not let her say even one syllable that criticizes any member of that excellent family.

And I especially do not want her to criticize my Lady [I guess that "Lady" refers to a woman, but I do not know the lady's relationship to the speaker]. The speaker says that the whole world [everyone] admires the Lady very much.


*****

Here is an example from a good dictionary: Heaven forbid that this should happen to anyone ever again.



James
thar
Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:30:27 AM

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I read it differently, but maybe that is just my lousy mood today.
'Heaven forbid' suggests 'it is not the done thing' - nobody dares do it lest they be ostracised.
So the whole thing about how great the family is, comes across as sarcastic.

Heaven forbid somebody might actually tell the truth about them!Whistle
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:22:46 AM
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thar wrote:
I read it differently, but maybe that is just my lousy mood today.






I agree with you!

Being such an innocent soul, I did not realize the sarcasm.

(You are never in a lousy mood. You are one of the most even-tempered members here.)



James
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